Dramatically inspiring solo piano Pam Asberry – MOODS, IMPRESSIONS & SOUVENIRS: Pam’s most dramatically inspiring solo piano work on her latest (her fifth) album will spirit you away to the higher places we all seek (especially in such challenging times)… to get a clear picture of her astounding abilities, I (most strongly) recommend that you watch the video she created for the beautiful “Floating” (sample will go live around 10 April, 2020)…
…I also recommend that all solo piano lovers SUBSCRIBE to Pam’s YouTube channel (right away), where you’ll find many other stunning videos and performances… I’ve been a subscriber ever since she started the channel.
The new album is named for a collection of works by nineteenth century Czech composer Zdeněk Fibich (1850-1900), a contemporary of Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana… a bit more detail from Pam may be of interest to you as well… “Fibich, who was heavily influenced by the music of Weber, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Wagner, composed more in the style of the German Romantics. This, combined with some scandalous personal decisions he made towards the end of his life, caused him to fall from favor, and after his untimely death at the age of fifty his music was all but forgotten. Happily, in recent years there has been a revival of interest in his work, which has utterly captured my imagination. Along with symphonies, chamber music, and operas, Fibich wrote extensively for the piano, including a collection of nearly four hundred pieces – a musical diary of sorts – that he called Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs. The eleven original pieces on my album bearing the same title were inspired by my own travel, memories, and feelings, and are composed in a variety of styles.” The pacing on Pam’s “Swimming with Stingrays” clocks in at only 3:39, but is full of high spirit… the length of the tune will make it an “automatic choice” for DJ’s on stations of all types around the world (not just New Age, either… a song with strong appeal for listeners of all types)!
Pam’s total mastery of the keyboard is readily apparent on the brilliantly performed “Cry from Lamanai” (think Maya)… she uses the entire range of the board, deep left-hand tones complimented brightly by the higher notes… it’s a simple construct, but in her hands, the tune JUMPS to life, with a real sense of flowing through (and across) time… I just LOVED this piece, and have no doubt you will as well; I predict this song will be nominated for (and WIN) an award.
Having been a resident of Europe (a couple of decades ago) for a over 8 years, I found the 4:10 “October in Paris” brought back crystal-clear memories of my best times there… Pam creates imagery through her keyboard that will take you on a tour of the continent, even if you’ve never been before; it’s my personal favorite of the eleven creations Pam offers up for your solo piano enjoyment!
Pam’s piano compositions and performances are timeless, and get a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99. Get more information about this rising piano star on Pam’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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